Before wrapping up his farewell tour next month, Paul Simon will release a new album called In The Blue Light, on which he revisits and reimagines tracks from throughout his discography with musicians ranging from Wynton Marsalis to Bryce Dessner. “This album consists of songs that I thought were almost right, … More »
Paul Simon recently kicked off his Homeward Bound farewell tour, which concludes on 9/22 with a final performance in his Queens hometown. But before he retires from touring for good, barring a few one-off performances, the legend is going to celebrate his decades-long career in another way: a new album called In The … More »
Paul Simon announced today that he will be performing the final show of his Farewell Tour on his old stomping grounds in Queens. He will play songs spanning his seven-decade career on 9/22 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Simon’s personal proceeds will be donated to a charitable cause that has yet to be announced. More »
It’s probably safe to assume that when Paul Simon began to achieve fame and critical acclaim as a part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, he’d never anticipated he might someday release an electronic tribute album. But alas, that day has come.
Simon’s Grammy award-winning 1986 album, Graceland, has been re-imagined by several of dance music’s superstars.
Though just five tastes of the album are available at the moment, as Graceland – The Remixes doesn’t officially land on Legacy/Sony until June, the glimpses into the record shine a new light on the artist’s folk and pop-rock sensibilities as Joris Voorn, Thievery Corporation, Photek, Groove Armada, Paul Oakenfold, and more are called upon to rework the mastery that is the great Paul Simon.
Graceland – The Remixes is out via Sony and Legacy on June 1.
Earlier this year, general all-around legend Paul Simon announced that he’s “bringing [his] performing career to a natural end.” The 76-year-old Simon says that he may still play occasional one-off shows for charity but that, after this summer’s Homeward Bound farewell tour, he’s done with touring. But his farewell tour is quite an undertaking; … More »
Paul Simon has announced that he’s retiring from touring following a final farewell tour that will take place later this year. “I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end,” he wrote in a statement explaining his retirement. “Now I know: … More »
Paul Simon was publicly contemplating his own retirement in interviews last year, and now it looks like he’s there. As The Telegraph reports, Simon is headlining a massive concert in London’s Hyde Park this summer, and it’s being billed as “the farewell performance.” Simon will close out the British Summer Time Festival with … More »
Billy Joel performed another show as part of his long-running residency at Madison Square Garden last night, and he brought a couple of friends along. Paul Simon came out to do “The Boxer and “Late In The Evening” and Miley Cyrus made a surprise appearance to help out with “New York State Of Mind,” and … More »
There’s already been at least one star-studded benefit to aid those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. And tonight, musicians including Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, and James Taylor are coming together for Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas, a concert at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin to benefit the Dell Foundation’s Rebuild … More »